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SAGAY, BAGO IN TOP ‘GREEN DESTINATIONS’ LIST

The cities of Bago and Sagay in Negros Occidental have made it to the world’s Top 100 “Green Destinations” list for 2022, a recognition given by the Green Destinations Foundation based in The Netherlands. The two cities, being featured for their sustainability stories, are among the only three places in the Philippines listed this year […]

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BALANGIGA BELLS TO BOOST TOURISM IN EASTERN SAMAR

The local government of Balangiga, Eastern Samar is pushing for more effective promotion of the Balangiga Bells, which were returned to the town in 2018 after it was taken as war booty more than a century ago. Mayor Dana Flynch De Lira is hopeful that since travel restriction has been eased, tourist arrival will increase […]

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SIM REGISTRATION BILL GETS SENATE OK – POE

The Senate again gave its nod to the bill requiring the registration of subscriber identity modules (SIMs) to curb mobile-phone-aided crimes in the country. Senate Bill (SB) No. 1310 or the proposed “SIM Registration Act” hurdled the upper chamber on the third and final reading with 20 affirmative votes, and no negative votes or abstention […]

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SENATE HONORS FALLEN BULACAN RESCUERS

The Senate honored the lives of five rescuers who perished while responding to flood-hit villages in San Miguel, Bulacan at the height of Typhoon Karding (international name “Noru”). The Senate adopted Senate Resolution No. (SRN) 233, filed by Senator Bong Revilla, in consideration of SRNs 234, 235, 238, 240, and 241 filed by Senator Robin […]

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AIM FOR PROACTIVE, NOT REACTIVE GOV’T – TOLENTINO

The Adaptive Governance and Innovation for Local Executives Program, otherwise known as “AGILE,” introduced its Indicative Course Program to the local chief executives of the Philippines. Senator Francis Tolentino spearheaded the program early this year in partnership with the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy – […]

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LEE TO NIA: REHABILITATE, FIX IRRIGATION SYSTEMS

AGRI Party-list Rep. Wilbert T. Lee called on the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) to repair and rehabilitate irrigation systems that are non-operational to ease the burden of farmers and increase their production and income. During his interpellation on the 2023 proposed budget of DA, Lee pointed out the need […]

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BILL VS ‘NO PERMIT, NO EXAM’ GETS HOUSE PANEL OK

The House Committee on Higher and Technical Education approved in principle House Bill 1160 which seeks to ban the “no permit, no exam” policy in private higher education institutions (HEIs). During the hearing, Kabataan party-list Representative Raoul Manuel said his bill would ensure that “the Filipino youth who are suffering from the impact of the […]

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NEGROS ORIENTAL TO BUILD HOMES FOR EX-NPA REBELS

Negros Oriental Governor Pryde Henry Teves announced the provincial government is set to build 143 socialized housing units for surrendered members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) on a government property in Basay town. Teves said they allocated P20 million this year for these facilities to be built by Kawayan Collective, […]

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SENATE LAUDS JIL ON 44TH FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY

The Senate of the Philippines unanimously adopted a resolution congratulating the Jesus Is Lord Church (JIL), which will celebrate its 44th founding anniversary on October 29. Senate Resolution No. (SRN) 230, authored and sponsored by Senator Sonny Angara, was approved by all members at the plenary session and has expressed that they are made co-authors […]

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ZUBIRI BACKS SIM REGISTRATION AGAINST SCAMMERS

The Senate of the Philippines approved Senate Bill No. 1310, or the SIM Registration Bill, on the third reading–making it the first third reading approval of the Senate this 19th Congress. “The SIM Registration Act is a weapon to foil the evolving use of this device in criminal activities. As scams to harm the public […]